16 CFR 1012.3 - Advance public notice of agency meetings.

§ 1012.3 Advance public notice of agency meetings.
(a) Commissioners and Agency employees are responsible for reporting meeting arrangements for Agency meetings to the Office of the Secretary so that they may be published in the Public Calendar or entered on the Master Calendar at least seven days before a meeting, except as provided in paragraph (d) of this section. These reports shall include the following information:
(1) Probable participants and their affiliations;
(2) Date, time and place of the meeting;
(3) Subject of the meeting (as fully and precisely described as possible);
(4) Who requested the meeting;
(5) Whether the meeting involves matters of substantial interest;
(6) Notice that the meeting is open or reason why the meeting or any portion of the meeting is closed (e.g., discussion of trade secrets); and
(7) Names and telephone number of the CPSC host or CPSC contact person.
(b) Once a report has been made to the Office of the Secretary, Agency employees subsequently desiring to attend the meeting need not notify the Office of the Secretary.
(c) When there is no opportunity to give seven days advance notice of a meeting, Agency employees (other than the Commissioners or their personal staff) who desire to hold or attend such a meeting must obtain the approval of the General Counsel or his or her designee. Requests for waiver of the seven-day advance notice requirement by members of the staff who report to the Executive Director may only be submitted to the General Counsel or his or her designee in writing by the Executive Director or his or her designee. Personal staff of Commissioners must obtain the approval of their respective Commissioners. If the short notice is approved, the Agency employee must notify the Office of the Secretary in advance of the meeting to record the meeting on the Master Calendar. The Office of the Secretary shall publish notice of the meeting as an addendum to the next Public Calendar.
(d) Exceptions. The notice requirement shall not apply to:
(1) Meetings with outside parties not involving substantial interest matters (although such meetings should be limited where the public interest would be served);
(2) Meetings with outside parties held during the normal course of surveillance, inspection, or investigation under any of the Acts administered by the Commission, including informal citation hearings under the Federal Hazardous Substance Act or the Poison Prevention Packaging Act;
(3) Meetings with outside parties concerning the settlement or negotiation of an individual case, including proposed remedial action, or meetings concerning any administrative or judicial action in which the outside party is a participant, party, or amicus curiae;
(4) Routine speeches given by CPSC personnel before outside parties. However, for information purposes, personnel are encouraged to submit advance notice of these speeches to the Office of the Secretary for inclusion in the Public Calendar;
(5) Meetings with other Federal personnel that are also attended by outside parties except where a specific matter to be discussed is also pending before the Commission or its staff;
(6) Meetings with state, local or foreign government personnel concerning intergovernmental cooperative efforts and not the advocacy of a particular course of action on behalf of a constituency of the governmental entity;
(7) Meetings or discussions with or at the request of either members of Congress and their staffs relating to legislation, appropriation or oversight matters, or Management and Budget personnel relating to legislation or appropriation matters;
(8) Pre-proposal conferences involving confidential contracts made pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 252(c)(12) in connection with potential litigation matters.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

§ 1191 - Definitions

§ 1192 - Prohibited transactions

§ 1193 - Flammability standards or regulations

§ 1194 - Administration and enforcement

§ 1195 - Injunction and condemnation proceedings

§ 1196 - Penalties

§ 1197 - Guaranties

§ 1198 - Shipments from foreign countries; demand for redelivery; claim for liquidated damages

§ 1199 - Chapter as additional legislation

§ 1200 - Persons excluded from operation of chapter

§ 1201 - Study and investigation; research, development and training

§ 1202 - Exemptions

§ 1203 - Preemption of Federal standards

§ 1204 - Congressional veto of flammability regulations

§ 1211 - Prohibition against transportation of refrigerators without safety devices

§ 1212 - Violations; misdemeanor; penalties

§ 1213 - Publication of safety standards in Federal Register

§ 1214 - “Interstate commerce” defined

§ 1261 - Definitions

§ 1262 - Declaration of hazardous substances

§ 1263 - Prohibited acts

§ 1264 - Penalties; exceptions

§ 1265 - Seizures

§ 1266 - Hearing before report of criminal violation

§ 1267 - Injunctions; criminal contempt; trial by court or jury

§ 1268 - Proceedings in name of United States; subpenas

§ 1269 - Regulations

§ 1270 - Examinations and investigations

§ 1271 - Records of interstate shipment

§ 1272 - Publicity; reports; dissemination of information

§ 1273 - Imports

§ 1274 - Remedies respecting banned hazardous substances

§ 1471 - Definitions

§ 1472 - Special packaging standards

§ 1473 - Conventional packages, marketing

§ 1474 - Regulations for special packaging standards

§ 1475 - Repealed.

§ 1476 - Preemption of Federal standards

§ 2051 - Congressional findings and declaration of purpose

§ 2052 - Definitions

§ 2053 - Consumer Product Safety Commission

§ 2053a - Employee training exchanges

§ 2054 - Product safety information and research

§ 2055 - Public disclosure of information

§ 2055a - Publicly available consumer product safety information database

§ 2056 - Consumer product safety standards

§ 2056a - Standards and consumer registration of durable nursery products

§ 2056b - Mandatory toy safety standards

§ 2056c - Sulfur content in drywall standard

§ 2057 - Banned hazardous products

§ 2057a - Banning of butyl nitrite

§ 2057b - Banning of isopropal nitrite and other nitrites

§ 2057c - Prohibition on sale of certain products containing specified phthalates

§ 2058 - Procedure for consumer product safety rules

§ 2059 - Repealed.

§ 2060 - Judicial review of consumer product safety rules

§ 2061 - Imminent hazards

§ 2062 - Repealed.

§ 2063 - Product certification and labeling

§ 2064 - Substantial product hazards

§ 2065 - Inspection and recordkeeping

§ 2066 - Imported products

§ 2067 - Exemption of exports

§ 2068 - Prohibited acts

§ 2069 - Civil penalties

§ 2070 - Criminal penalties

§ 2071 - Injunctive enforcement and seizure

§ 2072 - Suits for damages

§ 2073 - Additional enforcement of product safety rules and

§ 2074 - Private remedies

§ 2075 - State standards

§ 2076 - Additional functions of Consumer Product Safety Commission

§ 2076a - Report on civil penalties

§ 2076b - Inspector General audits and reports

§ 2077 - Chronic Hazard Advisory Panels

§ 2078 - Cooperation with States and other Federal agencies

§ 2079 - Transfers of functions

§ 2080 - Limitations on jurisdiction of Consumer Product Safety Commission

§ 2081 - Authorization of appropriations

Statutes at Large